An absolutely Exquisite Pair of French Louis XVI Style Gilt bronze Mini Pots Pourris.
This charming Pair is absolutely gorgeous in the perfection of its details and its reduced size!
The Pots Pourris stand on light gold colored Onyx cut in a triform base
Their Upper Part is fully chiseled in Ormolu with an incredible refinement.
The bowl of each Pot Pourri consisting of Ormolu round bowl chiseled on the lower part with acanthus leaves and ending at it lowest in an Ormolu berry.
The upper part of the bowl is slit with delicate opening imitating a dart and egg motif.
The Lid of the Pot Pourri shows acanthus leaves that are slightly separated in the lower part to permit the scent to drift through.
The Finial is the mirror of the berry decorating the lower part of the bowl.
The bowl is decorated on three sides by lion’s heads cascading into three feet ending in lion’s paws.
A central ring carved with rosettes holds the legs firm.
The Paws rest on an gorgeous gold onyx base with a decorative ormolu mount in the middle
The delicacy and refined work truly marvelous!
These lovely Louis XVI Style Cassolettes were in high fashion under Napoleon the Third’s reign.
The small size of this pair makes for an adorable décor piece.